The Norman E.
Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology
Fellowship Program aims to promote food security and economic
growth by increasing scientific knowledge
and collaborative research to improve
agricultural productivity. It
accomplishes this by:
training opportunities for early and mid-career researchers and
policymakers from developing and middle-income countries;
Fostering collaborative research to
improve agricultural productivity;
Facilitating the transfer of new
science and agricultural technologies to strengthen agricultural practices
Addressing obstacles to the adoption of
technology, such as ineffectual policies and regulations.
The program is
administered by USDA's
Foreign Agricultural Service.
Areas of training and
research can be in any agriculture-related
field including plant pathology,
entomology, veterinary sciences,
microbiology, agricultural economics, food safety, sanitary
and phytosanitary topics, natural resources
management, agricultural biotechnology, global
climate change, and agricultural policy.
Allowable training topics vary by country
and year and can be found in the
announcements posted on the website.
include U.S. universities, USDA
or other U.S. government agency research
facilities, and not-for-profit institutions.
Fellowships can run from six to
twelve weeks depending on research topic and funding